Shays Wooden Gear Replacement

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Replacing wooden gears

During assembly, I damaged one of the wooden gears they sent me. They had sent one spare but it was cut on a slant so I didn't think it would work well. Also, after assembly, I found that the other wooden gears would slip on the shaft. Kurt (I think) at Techzone suggested using a glue like Gorilla Glue to hold them on, and if I had not damaged one of the gears, that probably would have been fine. Fortunately, I have access to a laser cutter at work (but for very thin material), so I designed a replacement gear that was made in slices. I have uploaded the DXF file for it on Thingiverse. If you need to replace your wooden gears and don't have the ability to make these yourself, send me an email and I can send you some. shaywalters (at) Gee Mail Dot Com.


 Here are some photos of the damaged gear and my replacement gears:
Damaged gear and replacement gear slices.JPG
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